Dec 16, 2019
HP Elite X2 1012 G1 (2016)
- Processor Intel Core m5-6Y57 (4M Cache, up to 2.80GHz) - Skylake.
- Memory 8GB DDR3L on-board RAM. (No expandability.)
- Graphics Intel HD Graphics 515
- Storage 256GB MZVPV256HDGL-000H1
- Card Reader microSD (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
- Network Ethernet via USB-C Dongle only.
- Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 810814-005
- Cellular HP lt4120 Snapdragon X5 LTE 4G WWAN Modem 796928-001
- Display 12.0”, WUXGA+ (1920 x 1280), IPS panel with Gorilla Glass 4 top cover directly bonded to display.844861-001
- Battery HP 4-cell, long life 40 WHr Li-Ion - Voltage - 7.7 V812205-001
- HP Active Pen with App Launch T4Z24AA
- HP Elite 65W Thunderbolt 3 Dock P5Q54AA
- HP 45W USB-C™ Auto Adapter Z3Q87AA
- HP Portable Docking Station USB-C Mini USB 3.0 Dock with Type-C Cable 1PM64AA
Replacement Parts & Equipment
- Display Panel 844861-001
- Mainboard 923768-001 - 923770-601
- Battery 812205-001
- Storage PCIe-3x4 NVMe 2280
- Power Adapter Original 45W USB Type C
Videos & Media
- PB Tech - HP Elite x2 - Hands On Review
- Matthew Moniz - HP Elite X2 1012 G1 Review: Business Class and Good Looking!
- NCIX Tech Tips - HP Elite X2 1012 G1 - Working Professionals Can Be Cool, Too
- Christian Atlas - HP Elite X2 1012 G1 Review
- Dove Computer Solutions Ltd - HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Review and Keyboard Comparison
- HP - HP Elite x2 1012 Serviceability
- cj OnLine Shop - HP ELITE X2 1012 G1 BASE MODEL TABLET Replace Part
- HP UK - The Comparison: HP Elite x2 1012 - HP’s tested 2-in-1 solution - Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy
- Andru Edwards - HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Unboxing: Best Tablet for Business
- Andru Edwards - HP Elite x2 1012 G1: Top 3 Features - Best Business Laptop
- Booredatwork.com - HP Elite X2 1012 Hands-on
Pros & Cons
- iFixIt awarded the unit a 10/10 score. With no glue or tape, except a small piece over the sensor array - all screws are are standard T6 Torx or Phillips #0. Repairing or Dismantling the device is incredibly easy with the right tools.
- Upgradable Storage, the device comes stock with a 256G SSD - which can be upgraded to any capacity you require. Some users have installed high capacity 1TB/2TB SSDs without issues.
- Mobile Broadband (LTE/4G) is an included feature - which is awesome for making it even more portable, allowing for long-term travel for business or power users who need a decent system on the go.
- Onboard Memory, many would understand that there is a physical space issue when it comes to having upgradable memory against onboard memory. For most tablets 4GB is standard, but for this unit HP decided 8GB was standard – although apparently having 16GB Memory SKUs as well.
- Missing Accessories, like the Active Pen had to be replaced with my unit. I did buy it Ex-Lease from a reseller, it’s unfortunate that the Active Pen which cost an additional NZD$110 wasn’t included. But there is no way of knowing if the unit was a product SKU that included it, as it was apparently an optional extra.
- Bang & Olufsen Speakers mean that the tiny speakers are better than others of the same size, they’re not that great overall – again remember this is a tablet and a tablet built for business, so speakers probably won’t be the highest requirement. I highly recommend you find a Bluetooth speaker you like; many portable ones have a long battery life allowing for the same amount of portability as the tablet itself.
- Low Display Brightness, many users have reported that the default brightness is rather low. Manually increasing the brightness will fix this, in the Power Options or Notification Menu; this would increase the drain on the battery.
- Forgotten UEFI BIOS Password? Unfortunately there is no official password reset or removal method, short of replacing the motherboard itself. Although good for security, bad if the device is on-sold, given a new life after it’s business use and the IT Dept of where-ever have secured it and not unsecured it.
UEFI BIOS PASSWORD
Please ensure that the unit does not have any passwords installed - according to HP Support, "there is no fix" to wipe the password
without entirely replacing the motherboard.
If you have a known method of unofficially clearing the BIOS password, please let me know!